Broadcom Ltd. has agreed to pay $5.9 billion to buy Brocade Communications, a price that's 47 percent above where shares of the networking business closed on Friday before word leaked of M&A talks.
As reported on Tuesday, Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) doesn't want Brocade's IP networking business and plans to sell it off.
Broadcom, which has dual headquarters in San Jose and Singapore, plans to pay $12.75 a share for San Jose-based Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD) and assume about $400 million in debt.
Brocade, which makes networking technology for data centers, employs about 600 people in Broomfield. That's out of 5,948 people worldwide, including its newly-acquired Ruckus Wireless division.
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